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The Day Of The Lord
« on: May 24, 2009, 06:15:28 PM »
The Day of the Lord will begin with the catastrophic shaking of the earth

Here is the quake [Revelation 6:12; 8:5]

Also know that the seals are not actual events of the tribulation period

These must be removed by the Lord from the scroll of the tribulation events before the scroll can open .... all 7 must be removed .... and then the tribulation period will come suddenly and without warning to earth dwellers .... but not before the 144,000 mortal Israelites on the earth are sealed and today's church is immortalized and in heaven

The seals contain notations of the prevalent conditions that will exist during the actual tribulation period .... these are previews of the period seen in heaven only [not by mortals on the earth] by those that dwell in heaven as the Lord opens the seals .... the 24 elders and the great multitude, and the angelic realm .... all are present in heaven with the Lord for the seal removal

The conditions implied in the seals of the tribulation period will include the following: [Revelation's unfolding is revolving and repetitive]


1. The conquering of the gospel during the period [Matthew 24:14; 7:1-8 and 14:1-7]

2. Intense warfare [Revelation 8:7-12, 17:16-18 and 18:1-21; 9:1-21; 12:12; 12:13-17; 13:4; 14:14-20; 16:1-21; 19:11-21]

3. Economic collapse [Revelation 8:7-12 and 18:1-21]

4. Massive human infliction and death [Revelation 9:1-11; 9:13-19; 13:7-15; 14:13; 18:1-21]

5. Martyrdom [Revelation 13:7-15; 15:2-3; 20:4 (those beheaded)]

6. Human reaction to the Lord's wrath [this seal previews the beginning of the tribulation events]

7. There is a short pause in heaven just before the tribulation events on the earth begin


The actual events of the Lord's coming judgment will begin suddenly and with no warning to the earth dwellers [Matthew 24:21; 24:37-39; 1Thessalonians 5:1-3]

As a snare it will come with no escape [Luke 21:35]

The Lord's call for the living believer [and including those asleep in death] at the time will come just before [Matthew 25:1-13; 1Corinthians 15:20-58; 1Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 3:10; 18:4]
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Re: The Day Of The Lord
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2009, 07:49:20 PM »
The following paragraph, from another article here on tentmaker, is located at:

"Seven Year(s) Great Tribulation" -- A Non-existent Lynch-pin Phrase

http://www.tentmaker.org/forum/index.php?topic=3574.msg37796#msg37796

My mind is dazzled by the almost unbelievable fact that people's lips say they believe the Bible then make a word such as "rapture" or a phrase such as "7 year(s) great tribulation," both of which are conclusively non-existent in the Holy Writings of the Oracles of God, to be kind of lynch-pins for something as important as the nature of the transition from "the last days" of this eon into "the new day" of the next. Of course this is done with other matters too, like the phrase "original sin" or "immortal soul," among many. It is absolutely a violation of my conscience as a Christian for whom the Bible is the objective standard for my faith and practice. "To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them." (Is 8:20)

(I have the materials but have yet to add a rebuttal to using Da 9:24-27 in which there is  only a "week of years" and no existence of the word "tribulation;" hence, there is again no "Seven years great tribulation!")
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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2009, 07:54:56 PM »
70 x 7

The time frame of all unfulfilled visionary prophecy is still future. All fulfilled prophecy has been fulfilled through the end of the 69th week of the 70 weeks of years decreed for national Israel. A week of years is the Jewish "heptad". Each year represents 360 literal prophetic days. This calculates to a 7 year period of time or 2,520 days. The 69 weeks of years represent a time period of 173,880 prophetic days or 483 years.

This time frame began at the decree to return and build the city Jerusalem from the Babylonian captivity (under Persian rule) in 445 B.C. 483 prophetic years lapsed in about 33 A.D. and the Lord was then cut off at His first coming. There is one "heptad" (one 7 year period) remaining for the completion of the decreed amount of total time of 490 years and this 7 year period is still future.

It is significant that the nation of unbelieving Israel is existing as an independent political entity in the Land of Israel today after many centuries of domination by the Gentiles and exile from their land. They are there to experience the 70th week decreed which is still pending.

The nation's continuous intransigence against God's providence and direction has resulted in the loss of His personal guidance. Israel is still in this condition at the present time. God's long term preservation of Israel's national identity is specifically for His ultimate plans.....not Israel's self-generated nationalism.

The years following the reign of Israel's prominent kings David and his son Solomon included political division of the nation and subsequent invasion and assimilation of ten of the tribes of Israel by the Assyrians. Successive dominance of the remainder of the nation followed by the three empires of neo-Babylon, Persia, and Grecia.

The neo-Babylonians conquered what was left of the remnant, took many captives, and relocated the population. It was under the rule of the next empire, Persia, that a remnant of Israel was allowed to return to the Land of Israel (445 B.C.). This began the count down of the 70 weeks of years (490 literal years). 483 years have lapsed with one 7 year period yet to be experienced by Israel after their second return from the nations of the Gentiles to the Land of Israel. [Daniel 9:24-27]

If the death of Jesus occurred around 33 A.D. then the following calculation can be made. The time lapse would be 444 calendar years to the first century from 445 B.C. plus 33 additional years to equal 477 years. The conversion factor for 360 day prophetic years can be calculated by dividing 365 by 360 which is 1.0138. Prophetic years are shorter so there are more of them included in the time frame of 477 calendar years.

There are 483.5826 (477 x 1.0138) prophetic years in the time frame. If one adjusts this result by leap year days, the final calculation is very close to 483 years (69 weeks of years). Daniel's vision of the time frame allows for this amount of time to lapse after which the Messiah Prince would be cut off and have nothing. The last segment of 7 years (1 week of years) is still yet future and requires Israel's return in part to the Land of Israel from the nations. This final 7 years will include future prophetic events leading up to the visible return of Israel's Messiah who is Jesus Christ.

The covenant of 70 weeks of years is described in the 9th chapter of Daniel. The Lord will confirm this covenant by executing the last 7 years including the 6 objectives for national Israel at the time of the end which is still pending. These objectives must be met for national Israel at that time since most of the nation has been in the state of unbelief. Some will turn and accept their Messiah, Jesus Christ.This peroid will be exactly 2,520 prophetic days long and there will be another 30 days and 45 days added. The Lord will turn on Satan's beast and his kingdom and destroy it during the 30 day period ending with the battle of Armageddon. The Lord will then appear to the world and gather all of the survivors of the 70th week and separate them for enterence into His kingdom during the next 45 days.

Satan and his fallen angelics are coming to the earth at the beginning of the 70th week and it will take the first 1,260 days for him to develop his kingdom in the Middle East including the invasion and occupation of Israel, Jerusalem, and the temple mount. He will also gain a large human following that will worship him as a god. He will then rule most of the Middle East for the next 1,260 days (42 months). The Lord will then force him and his followers to Armageddon and destroy his kingdom within 30 days.

There is nothing recorded in the scope of the visionary prophecy time frame presented in Scripture between the end of the 69th week and the beginning of the 70th. The end time frames of the O.T. visions of the prophets, the Lord's discourse in Matthew 24, Mark 13, Luke 21, and Revelation beginning in chapter 4 are all about the 70th week which is still pending. The Lord's discourse concerning the time of the end is all focused upon the generation of national Israel that will be living during the 70th week. No known events on the earth are included in the time lapse between the end of the 69th week and the beginning of the 70th. There have been many attempts to find them or fit some in, but they are not there. All of the time lapse of last 2,000+ years up to this day is not in the visions.

His discourse is presented three times and all are focused upon the future 70th week. Luke has the armies of the "antichrist" (little horn, beast) surrounding Jerusalem and Matthew has the abomination of desolation standing in the holy place (temple mount). Luke does record the fate of the apostles in the first century ("before all of these things" before the events of the future 70th week). Everything else is the same. There is no "70 A.D." picture in the scope. 70 A.D. events occurred long after the 69th week and were certainly not part of the 70th which is still pending. The people of the prince that shall come were not the Romans in the first century, but will be the followers of the "antichrist" during the 70th week. The 6th king "position" that John sees, the king that "is", will be the little horn of Daniel's visions and not a Roman king in the first century. John sees the "things that shall be hearafter" .... the 70th week which is still pending.

The Lord also addresses the mystery kingdom of the Church (composed of a few Israelites and many Gentiles) in the parables of Matthew 25. His focus is on His "harpazo" which will separate professing Christianity into those that are ready and those that are not. The first (both dead and living together) will enter the heavenly dimension and the rest of the living will remain to experience the 70th week. Some of national Israel and the nations will repent and turn to the Lord during His hour of trial, most will not. Some of these will be martyrs and some will survive the period. The development of this mystery kingdom began at Pentecost and will culminate when the fullness of the Gentiles are added. He will then execute His "harpazo" and ensuing hour of trial.[Romans 11:25]

70 A.D. is not in the scope and this can be verified by comparing O.T. visions of the 70th week with the historical record of the Roman invasions of 70 A.D. They simply do not match up. There are many events in visionary prophecy that are not a reflection of 70 A.D. The 70th week is a defined time lapse of 7 years and this balance of unfulfilled prophecy will begin at the onset of the period and will then continue beyond the end of it. Neither is the Church in view in this scope of the 490 years which is composed of both Jew and Gentile. The Church has no national identity and is not in the scope on the earth during the time frame. The Church will be in heaven observing the events of the period and will return with the Lord at the end of it. Revelation switches back and forth from heaven to the earth during the period. The Church can be found in the heavenly state and identified as Revelation unfolds.

The precept of the time frame of the 70 weeks decreed for national Israel should be applied to all unfilled prophecy written in Scripture for accurate exegesis. All of the content of future events can be identified and fit exactly into this time frame. Most traditional interpretations do not incorporate this method of exegesis and all of them have difficulties that require some level of apologetics, selective allegory, contextual extraction, misapplication of Scriptures, and deliberate elimination. I would suggest the student of Bible prophecy test the precept of the 70 weeks decreed against all known Scriptural passages related to visionary prophecy. I will be glad to assist any one with reconciliations related to the pre-conceptions of other views.
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Re: The Day Of The Lord
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2009, 08:48:09 PM »
The Lord's Call

The Lord's call for today's church will be a one time event that is still future for all believers and it will occur just before the day of the Lord's coming hour of trial .... the tribulation period which will begin and extend for 2,550 days [Daniel 12]

1Corinthians
15:23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.

15:51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

1Thessalonians
4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

4:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

4:18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

Those sleeping in Jesus are not immortalized very time one dies physically .... they are sleeping .... and waiting

Some teach the error that the "dead in Christ" are immortalized at their death, reside in heaven, and are those presented in Revelation 4:4, 5:9-10, and 7:9-17

This would mean that the above event of the "rapture" would have to take place every time one dies physically in the Lord .... many trumpets would have had to sound over the past 2,000 years

There is only one last trumpet related to this one time event

The Lord will only awake them once .... at His "harpazo" action for the church which is still future

Those living at the moment will not have time to die physically, but will be changed to immortality instantly

One trumpet sounding, one shout [command], and one immortalization of the Body of Christ

Paul's explanation was to assure the Thessalonian believers that those already dead in Christ would be preserved, and would be awakened at the last trumpet and immortalized along with the living believers at the time

All will be immortalized and "caught up" together at the same time .... not some before the time

The statement that God will bring those asleep "with" Jesus does not mean that these will already be immortalized and "with" Him when He comes for the living believers

..... it means that God will not leave the dead in Christ sleeping when he immortalizes the Body of Christ, but will awaken and immortalize them with the living believers

John
11:25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

11:26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.

This event will take place just before the Lord's coming judgment [hour of trial] as evidenced by Revelation 3:10, 4:4, 5:9-10, and 7:9-17

These believers will be immortal, in heaven, and will observe the Lord's removal of the seals of the scroll which contains the actual events of the tribulation period which begin in chapter 8 [the seals are a preview of the prevalent conditions of the coming tribulation]
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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2009, 10:40:47 PM »
A Plea for Simplicity Instead of Bamboozelment.

Of course, having these previous writings available, you post lengthy "boiler plate" on a variety of eschatological topics.  This is understandable for an initial post; but, it would be much easier for readers and those attempting to answer or discuss what you post if you could be more concise, specially if someone's post focuses on a particular thing.  My very real reason is that Racial Dispensationalism's theories depend on certain assumptions that undergird the stucture.  If they cannot be proven, the rest collapses.  Distractions from a plethora of fine points must be avoided.  Based on what I've seen so far, that may prove to be barking up the wrong tree.

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Throughout your subsequent posts you never answered my assertion.  I found no chapter and verse for any "Seven years great tribulation" in anything you wrote.  With no basis in Scripture I must be faithful to God's Word and suspend belief in it as part of how I will not be deceived.  While looking for something that isn't there is always difficult, it was a little like searching through the proverbial haystack trying to find where you attempt to justify using such a lynch-pin phrase as "seven years great tribulation."  I attempt to make my confessions of faith with the actual words God chose to make His revelation known and heartily advise you adhere to the same rule.
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« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2009, 10:50:18 PM »
The events of the Lord's hour of trial will take place between these two passages of scripture:

Notice the differences conveyed between the beginning events .... and the ending events

Beginning - Revelation 6:12-17
The beginning of the tribulation of those days
earthquake [note 8:5]
darkness: caused by the destruction on the earth [note 8:7-13]
stars [fallen angelics] falling to the earth [note 9:1-21, 12:4,9]
humans intransigent attitude and their hiding from the Lord's coming wrath [note 8:7-13, 9:1-21, 16:1-21]
no sign of the Son of Man
earth dwellers do not see Him
no gatherings

Ending - Matthew 24:29-31; [25:31-46]
after the tribulation of those days
no earthquake [note Rev 16:18. This quake at Armageddon will occur before the end of the tribulation]
darkness: caused by the cosmic disturbances.
stars [cosmic] falling [cosmic disturbances], not to the earth [just one would obliterate the earth]
sign of the Son of Man
earth dwellers see Him
humans mourn when they see Him
gatherings of the mortals of Israel and the nations that are left

The Day of the Lord
Isaiah 2:12  For the day of the LORD of hosts [Shall come] upon everything proud and lofty, Upon everything lifted up -- And it shall be brought low -- 

Isaiah 13:6  Wail, for the day of the LORD [is] at hand! It will come as destruction from the Almighty. 

Isaiah 13:9  Behold, the day of the LORD comes, Cruel, with both wrath and fierce anger, To lay the land desolate; And He will destroy its sinners from it. 

Isaiah 34:8  For [it is] the day of the LORD's vengeance, The year of recompense for the cause of Zion. 

Jeremiah 46:10  For this [is] the day of the Lord GOD of hosts, A day of vengeance, That He may avenge Himself on His adversaries. The sword shall devour; It shall be satiated and made drunk with their blood; For the Lord GOD of hosts has a sacrifice In the north country by the River Euphrates. 

Lamentations 2:22  "You have invited as to a feast day The terrors that surround me. In the day of the LORD's anger There was no refugee or survivor. Those whom I have borne and brought up My enemies have destroyed." 

Ezekiel 13:5  "You have not gone up into the gaps to build a wall for the house of Israel to stand in battle on the day of the LORD. 

Ezekiel 30:3  For the day [is] near, Even the day of the LORD [is] near; It will be a day of clouds, the time of the Gentiles. 

Joel 1:15  Alas for the day! For the day of the LORD [is] at hand; It shall come as destruction from the Almighty. 

Joel 2:1  Blow the trumpet in Zion, And sound an alarm in My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble; For the day of the LORD is coming, For it is at hand: 

Joel 2:11  The LORD gives voice before His army, For His camp is very great; For strong [is the One] who executes His word. For the day of the LORD [is] great and very terrible; Who can endure it? 

Joel 2:31  The sun shall be turned into darkness, And the moon into blood, Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD. 

Joel 3:14  Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the LORD [is] near in the valley of decision. 

Amos 5:18  Woe to you who desire the day of the LORD! For what good [is] the day of the LORD to you? It [will be] darkness, and not light. 

Amos 5:20  [Is] not the day of the LORD darkness, and not light? [Is it not] very dark, with no brightness in it? 

Obadiah 1:15  " For the day of the LORD upon all the nations [is] near; As you have done, it shall be done to you; Your reprisal shall return upon your own head. 

Zephaniah 1:7  Be silent in the presence of the Lord GOD; For the day of the LORD [is] at hand, For the LORD has prepared a sacrifice; He has invited His guests. 

Zephaniah 1:8  "And it shall be, In the day of the LORD's sacrifice, That I will punish the princes and the king's children, And all such as are clothed with foreign apparel. 

Zephaniah 1:14  The great day of the LORD [is] near; [It is] near and hastens quickly. The noise of the day of the LORD is bitter; There the mighty men shall cry out. 

Zephaniah 1:18  Neither their silver nor their gold Shall be able to deliver them In the day of the LORD's wrath; But the whole land shall be devoured By the fire of His jealousy, For He will make speedy riddance Of all those who dwell in the land. 

Zephaniah 2:2  Before the decree is issued, [Or] the day passes like chaff, Before the LORD's fierce anger comes upon you, Before the day of the LORD's anger comes upon you! 

Zephaniah 2:3  Seek the LORD, all you meek of the earth, Who have upheld His justice. Seek righteousness, seek humility. It may be that you will be hidden In the day of the LORD's anger. 

Zechariah 14:1  Behold, the day of the LORD is coming, And your spoil will be divided in your midst. 

Malachi 4:5  Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet Before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD. 

Acts 2:20  The sun shall be turned into darkness, And the moon into blood, Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD. 

1 Thess 5:2  For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. 
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Re: The Day Of The Lord
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2009, 11:00:13 PM »
The beginning of the day of the Lord's coming wrath upon the earth:

Revelation
6:12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;

6:13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.

6:14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.

6:15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;

6:16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:

6:17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

The immortals of today's church [the 24 elders and the great multitude from all nations, people, kindreds, and tongues that no man can count] will observe the removal of the seals and the ensuing events of the tribulation period of His wrath against a world of human intransigence and unbelief .... them that dwell in heaven and are around the throne worshiping in His temple [Revelation 4,5,7,11,12,13,17,19,20]

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« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2009, 11:07:20 PM »
The Lord's View of His coming day:

The Olivette discourse is directed to and focused upon the believing remnant part of national Israel living at the time of the end .... not the church

The kingdom of heaven ..... the professing church, is addressed in Matthew 25:1-13 and in Revelation 1,2, and 3

Those who truly believe, living at the time, and are not just pretenders [including the deceived] are noted in Revelation 4,5,7,11,12,17,19, and 20 .... before, during, and after the tribulation period

Those who who are sitting on the fence of professing christianity will be rejected and will enter the tribulation period on the earth with all of the other earth dwellers and then the signs and events of the period will ensue

There will be no signs or warnings given just before the Lord brings His wrath of the tribulation period

All of the signs and events given will occur during the period and will point to His appearing to the world at the end of the tribulation period when He will take back the earth and rule over it Himself

There is a time that one cannot know ..... and a time that one can know

The first is His sudden intervention to judge the world for intransigence and unbelief .... the second is His appearing at the end of the tribulation which will be preceded by the signs and events of the period

None of these things will actualize until the tribulation period begins

This is why He has said that one must be "ready" for at a time that you think not [cannot know] the Son of Man will come

Believe this .... there is no serious and knowledgeable student of the prophetic scriptures who is not in a ready and continuous state of expectation so that will be caught off guard by His sudden intervention to bring His wrath .... living every day of one's life in His walk and focused upon this truth

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Re: The Day Of The Lord
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2009, 11:11:51 PM »
The scoffers of the last days are doing these things:

Many have been taught replacement theologies and take national Israel's position in the scriptures for themselves ..... this is an error that is promoted by the false teacher and false prophet for the purpose of removing Israel from the unfulfilled portion of the prophetic scriptures by flawed interpretation

The other objective of the false teacher's motivation is to attempt to eliminate the Lord's early call for today's believers who will be living at the time just before He brings His unmitigated wrath upon a world of intransigence including the pseudo professing christianity of the same

Once these two objectives have been met, this opens up the scriptures for all sorts of manipulative ambitions and it lays the doctrinal foundations for those who come in His name and at the same time mislead and deceive those who will follow them

One will find the denial of both of these two essential precepts of truth existing in most all of the pseudo "christian" movements that have been touted by false teachers and false prophets

This essential extraction and perversion of Biblical interpretation must be carried out in order for the proposed theology to be sold to the unwary and one needs to test these aberrant movements for the presence of taking an aggressive standing against these two essential precepts of biblical truth

If present, this almost always indicates the existence of cult type leadership deception which will include many other falsehoods even to the extent of destroying one's salvation

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Re: The Day Of The Lord
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2009, 11:38:00 PM »
The Lord's "throne" is symbolic of His heavenly government

Notice who is associated with Him before he opens the seals of the coming tribulation period and the administration of His wrath upon the earth

Revelation 4:3
And He who sat there was like a jasper and a sardius stone in appearance; and [there was] a rainbow around the throne, in appearance like an emerald.

Revelation 4:4
Around the throne [were] twenty-four thrones, and on the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white robes; and they had crowns of gold on their heads.

Revelation 4:5
And from the throne proceeded lightnings, thunderings, and voices. Seven lamps of fire [were] burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.

Revelation 4:6
Before the throne [there was] a sea of glass, like crystal. And in the midst of the throne, and around the throne, [were] four living creatures full of eyes in front and in back.

Revelation 4:9
Whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever,

Revelation 4:10
the twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne and worship Him who lives forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying:

Revelation 5:1
And I saw in the right [hand] of Him who sat on the throne a scroll written inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals.

Revelation 5:6
And I looked, and behold, in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as though it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth.

Revelation 5:7
Then He came and took the scroll out of the right hand of Him who sat on the throne.

Revelation 5:11
Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne, the living creatures, and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands,

Revelation 5:13
And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying: "Blessing and honor and glory and power [Be] to Him who sits on the throne, And to the Lamb, forever and ever!"

Revelation 7:9
After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands,

Revelation 7:10
and crying out with a loud voice, saying, "Salvation [belongs] to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!"

Revelation 7:11
All the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God,

Revelation 7:15
"Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple. And He who sits on the throne will dwell among them.

Revelation 7:17
"for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."

Revelation 8:3
Then another angel, having a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense, that he should offer [it] with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.

Revelation 11:16
And the twenty-four elders who sat before God on their thrones fell on their faces and worshiped God,

Revelation 14:3
They sang as it were a new song before the throne, before the four living creatures, and the elders; and no one could learn that song except the hundred [and] forty-four thousand who were redeemed from the earth.

Revelation 14:5
And in their mouth was found no deceit, for they are without fault before the throne of God.

Revelation 19:4
And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God who sat on the throne, saying, "Amen! Alleluia!"

Revelation 19:5
Then a voice came from the throne, saying, "Praise our God, all you His servants and those who fear Him, both small and great!"

Revelation 20:4
And I saw thrones, and they sat on them [the 24 elders and the great multitude], and judgment was committed to them. Then [I saw] the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received [his] mark on their foreheads or on their hands [those who will become believers and are killed during the tribulation period]. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.
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Re: The Day Of The Lord
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2009, 12:03:00 AM »
 :cloud9: I can see you've certainly done your part to get the scriptures in you, Stephen, and that is to be commended. What an even greater blessing you are going to be to the body when He begins to turn that water into wine. Blessings to you.....
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Re: The Day Of The Lord
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2009, 09:07:02 AM »
willieH: Hi Stephen... :hithere:

No offense new brother, ...but what are you hoping to accomplish by presenting all this "theological" thickness in this thread?  :wacko2:

Though I have a much different take on what the Scriptures in Revelation communicate then you express, ...there is no sense in getting into that for the moment...

Please know that you are considered by all here, a SON of the MOST HIGH, ...and no offense is intended in my words!

I really mean this with loving sincerity (and in many ways I don't have much room to criticize... for the membership here can surely testify, that on several occasions, ...I have been guilty of many "long winded" posts), but the content in your orations in this thread are so wearying, (at least for me), it pretty much ends up going nowhere...  :mshock:

It is quite possible that you have much to share from your heart... and some portions of your findings, might even bear truth... 

But spilling out a TON of sand, then expecting us to count the grains ain't gonna work!  (again, at least for me -- can't speak for anyone else.)

When it comes to "end time" prophecy... it is more likely that NO ONE knows the truth... and really, what does it matter?

Preachers have been coming out of the woodwork for centuries claiming this and that, and next week or next month, or in 1949 or in 2000 or the new one on the horizon -- 2012... but one by one, they all bite the dust they emerged from, and life goes on...

What is important is not the END or when it comes... what IS IMPORTANT, is what happens BEFORE it...

God's WORD is pretty plain... Don't worry about TOMORROW or the END, for the EVIL of the day you are living IN, is plenty enough to deal with...  :dontknow: 

JESUS said it much better than I just did:

Matt 6:34 -- Take NO THOUGHT for the MORROW, for the MORROW shall take thought for the things of itself!   Sufficient unto the DAY is the EVIL thereof...

No matter what we might think we "know" about the END... there is nothing we can do about it...  And if we are actively preaching the GOOD NEWS of the GOSPEL of PEACE... and therein we are about our Father's business, ...then it doesn't matter when the end comes... whether it be tomorrow, next week, or 100 years after we die...  :dontknow:

On the other hand, if we become so obsessed with peripheral teachings, which have nothing to do with the GOOD NEWS... then we are not good stewards, and we are not doing as He commanded -- Matt 28:19-20

peace brother... and slow down a bit & relax, ...get into a conversation with someone... instead of hammering away with the assumption that everyone is interested in the "end"... (again no offense intended toward you!)

Let's use NOW to preach the GOSPEL, and when we DO get to the "END", ...the Father will have WORDS such as:  "well done, good and faithful servant..." for our ears to hear!

...willieH  :cloud9:

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Re: The Day Of The Lord
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2009, 09:55:16 AM »
...I have been guilty of many "long winded" posts), but the content in your orations in this thread are so wearying, (at least for me), it pretty much ends up going nowhere...  :mshock:

It is quite possible that you have much to share from your heart... and some portions of your findings, might even bear truth... 

But spilling out a TON of sand, then expecting us to count the grains ain't gonna work!  (again, at least for me -- can't speak for anyone else.)
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peace brother... and slow down a bit & relax, ...get into a conversation with someone... instead of hammering away with the assumption that everyone is interested in the "end"... (again no offense intended toward you!)

...willieH  :cloud9:

Yeah, that's for me too!  "...spilling out a TON of sand, then expecting us to count the grains."  WillieH sees the truth!

Welcome to you Stephen; but, try to interact with people here rather than re-post "boiler plate" from your site.  I went there and saw a lot of work, if you wrote it yourself.  You can refer us to there, even post some of it in the right places.  Just talk with us when we talk with you, please!  Certain people here may believe similar to you on the nearer in time eschatology.  I was raised in a similar "racial dispensational" eschatology, so I don't reject it out of ignorance.  But if we can't talk back and forth, dialog, why bother posting a mountain of things that many around here could regugitate themselves, whether they think that way or not?

I hope you can hear this as advice coming from a Moderator.
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« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2009, 06:13:08 PM »
Well on the bright side if there is a "first to the natural" regarding Armageddon and tribulation etc etc we just might have been given a spot at the front of the line to see through a porthole into the future.  :winkgrin:

Personally I think God's plan for Israel ended with the complete destruction of Jerusalem that happened 70 years after the famed 70 AD destruction. But if not then Israel today has to contend with the prophetic diminished value of an Israeli after 60 years of age now that Israel has been here for 60 years so we can expect something to significantly reduce its value and worlds standing in the very near future.

But since Jesus the son of Mary's is no more returning to Jerusalem than I am to where my ancestors are from in Scotland what does all this have to do with the day star coming forth from our hearts and us becoming in Christ the Body that is exactly as the Head?

Everyone's personal "tribulation" has already been determined as 'that what I feared most has come upon me". What we need to do is as Paul said and be able to stand in the day of evil........ like Job was able to.

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« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2009, 06:50:56 PM »
Jeremiah
30:1 The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,

30:2 Thus speaketh the LORD God of Israel, saying, Write thee all the words that I have spoken unto thee in a book.

30:3 For, lo, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will bring again the captivity of my people Israel and Judah, saith the LORD: and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.

30:4 And these are the words that the LORD spake concerning Israel and concerning Judah.

30:5 For thus saith the LORD; We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace.

30:6 Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail with child? wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness?

30:7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.

30:8 For it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of hosts, that I will break his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy bonds, and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him:

30:9 But they shall serve the LORD their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them.

30:10 Therefore fear thou not, O my servant Jacob, saith the LORD; neither be dismayed, O Israel: for, lo, I will save thee from afar, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none shall make him afraid.

30:11 For I am with thee, saith the LORD, to save thee: though I make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered thee, yet I will not make a full end of thee: but I will correct thee in measure, and will not leave thee altogether unpunished.

30:12 For thus saith the LORD, Thy bruise is incurable, and thy wound is grievous.

30:13 There is none to plead thy cause, that thou mayest be bound up: thou hast no healing medicines.

30:14 All thy lovers have forgotten thee; they seek thee not; for I have wounded thee with the wound of an enemy, with the chastisement of a cruel one, for the multitude of thine iniquity; because thy sins were increased.

30:15 Why criest thou for thine affliction? thy sorrow is incurable for the multitude of thine iniquity: because thy sins were increased, I have done these things unto thee.

30:16 Therefore all they that devour thee shall be devoured; and all thine adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity; and they that spoil thee shall be a spoil, and all that prey upon thee will I give for a prey.

30:17 For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.

30:18 Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will bring again the captivity of Jacob's tents, and have mercy on his dwellingplaces; and the city shall be builded upon her own heap, and the palace shall remain after the manner thereof.

30:19 And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.

30:20 Their children also shall be as aforetime, and their congregation shall be established before me, and I will punish all that oppress them.

30:21 And their nobles shall be of themselves, and their governor shall proceed from the midst of them; and I will cause him to draw near, and he shall approach unto me: for who is this that engaged his heart to approach unto me? saith the LORD.

30:22 And ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.

30:23 Behold, the whirlwind of the LORD goeth forth with fury, a continuing whirlwind: it shall fall with pain upon the head of the wicked.

30:24 The fierce anger of the LORD shall not return, until he hath done it, and until he have performed the intents of his heart: in the latter days ye shall consider it.
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« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2009, 06:53:13 PM »
Ezekiel
36:1 Also, thou son of man, prophesy unto the mountains of Israel, and say, Ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the LORD:

36:2 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because the enemy hath said against you, Aha, even the ancient high places are ours in possession:

36:3 Therefore prophesy and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because they have made you desolate, and swallowed you up on every side, that ye might be a possession unto the residue of the heathen, and ye are taken up in the lips of talkers, and are an infamy of the people:

36:4 Therefore, ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord GOD; Thus saith the Lord GOD to the mountains, and to the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys, to the desolate wastes, and to the cities that are forsaken, which became a prey and derision to the residue of the heathen that are round about;

36:5 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Surely in the fire of my jealousy have I spoken against the residue of the heathen, and against all Idumea, which have appointed my land into their possession with the joy of all their heart, with despiteful minds, to cast it out for a prey.

36:6 Prophesy therefore concerning the land of Israel, and say unto the mountains, and to the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I have spoken in my jealousy and in my fury, because ye have borne the shame of the heathen:

36:7 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; I have lifted up mine hand, Surely the heathen that are about you, they shall bear their shame.

36:8 But ye, O mountains of Israel, ye shall shoot forth your branches, and yield your fruit to my people of Israel; for they are at hand to come.

36:9 For, behold, I am for you, and I will turn unto you, and ye shall be tilled and sown:

36:10 And I will multiply men upon you, all the house of Israel, even all of it: and the cities shall be inhabited, and the wastes shall be builded:

36:11 And I will multiply upon you man and beast; and they shall increase and bring fruit: and I will settle you after your old estates, and will do better unto you than at your beginnings: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

36:12 Yea, I will cause men to walk upon you, even my people Israel; and they shall possess thee, and thou shalt be their inheritance, and thou shalt no more henceforth bereave them of men.

36:13 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because they say unto you, Thou land devourest up men, and hast bereaved thy nations:

36:14 Therefore thou shalt devour men no more, neither bereave thy nations any more, saith the Lord GOD.

36:15 Neither will I cause men to hear in thee the shame of the heathen any more, neither shalt thou bear the reproach of the people any more, neither shalt thou cause thy nations to fall any more, saith the Lord GOD.

36:16 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

36:17 Son of man, when the house of Israel dwelt in their own land, they defiled it by their own way and by their doings: their way was before me as the uncleanness of a removed woman.

36:18 Wherefore I poured my fury upon them for the blood that they had shed upon the land, and for their idols wherewith they had polluted it:

36:19 And I scattered them among the heathen, and they were dispersed through the countries: according to their way and according to their doings I judged them.

36:20 And when they entered unto the heathen, whither they went, they profaned my holy name, when they said to them, These are the people of the LORD, and are gone forth out of his land.

36:21 But I had pity for mine holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the heathen, whither they went.

36:22 Therefore say unto the house of Israel, thus saith the Lord GOD; I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for mine holy name's sake, which ye have profaned among the heathen, whither ye went.

36:23 And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the heathen, which ye have profaned in the midst of them; and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, saith the Lord GOD, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes.

36:24 For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.

36:25 Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.

36:26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

36:27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

36:28 And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.

36:29 I will also save you from all your uncleannesses: and I will call for the corn, and will increase it, and lay no famine upon you.

36:30 And I will multiply the fruit of the tree, and the increase of the field, that ye shall receive no more reproach of famine among the heathen.

36:31 Then shall ye remember your own evil ways, and your doings that were not good, and shall lothe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and for your abominations.

36:32 Not for your sakes do I this, saith the Lord GOD, be it known unto you: be ashamed and confounded for your own ways, O house of Israel.

36:33 Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day that I shall have cleansed you from all your iniquities I will also cause you to dwell in the cities, and the wastes shall be builded.

36:34 And the desolate land shall be tilled, whereas it lay desolate in the sight of all that passed by.

36:35 And they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like the garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are become fenced, and are inhabited.

36:36 Then the heathen that are left round about you shall know that I the LORD build the ruined places, and plant that that was desolate: I the LORD have spoken it, and I will do it.

36:37 Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will yet for this be enquired of by the house of Israel, to do it for them; I will increase them with men like a flock.

36:38 As the holy flock, as the flock of Jerusalem in her solemn feasts; so shall the waste cities be filled with flocks of men: and they shall know that I am the LORD.

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Re: The Day Of The Lord
« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2009, 06:55:40 PM »
Zechariah
14:1 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee.

14:2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.

14:3 Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.

14:4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.

14:5 And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.

14:6 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not be clear, nor dark:

14:7 But it shall be one day which shall be known to the LORD, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light.

14:8 And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be.

14:9 And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one.

14:10 All the land shall be turned as a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem: and it shall be lifted up, and inhabited in her place, from Benjamin's gate unto the place of the first gate, unto the corner gate, and from the tower of Hananeel unto the king's winepresses.

14:11 And men shall dwell in it, and there shall be no more utter destruction; but Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited.

14:12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.

14:13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.

14:14 And Judah also shall fight at Jerusalem; and the wealth of all the heathen round about shall be gathered together, gold, and silver, and apparel, in great abundance.

14:15 And so shall be the plague of the horse, of the mule, of the camel, and of the ass, and of all the beasts that shall be in these tents, as this plague.

14:16 And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.

14:17 And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.

14:18 And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, that have no rain; there shall be the plague, wherewith the LORD will smite the heathen that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.

14:19 This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.

14:20 In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses, HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD; and the pots in the LORD's house shall be like the bowls before the altar.

14:21 Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto the LORD of hosts: and all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and seethe therein: and in that day there shall be no more the Canaanite in the house of the LORD of hosts.

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Re: The Day Of The Lord
« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2009, 06:59:05 PM »
Micah
5:1 Now gather thyself in troops, O daughter of troops: he hath laid siege against us: they shall smite the judge of Israel with a rod upon the cheek.

5:2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.

5:3 Therefore will he give them up, until the time that she which travaileth hath brought forth: then the remnant of his brethren shall return unto the children of Israel.

5:4 And he shall stand and feed in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God; and they shall abide: for now shall he be great unto the ends of the earth.

5:5 And this man shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men.

5:6 And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in the entrances thereof: thus shall he deliver us from the Assyrian, when he cometh into our land, and when he treadeth within our borders.

5:7 And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many people as a dew from the LORD, as the showers upon the grass, that tarrieth not for man, nor waiteth for the sons of men.

5:8 And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles in the midst of many people as a lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep: who, if he go through, both treadeth down, and teareth in pieces, and none can deliver.

5:9 Thine hand shall be lifted up upon thine adversaries, and all thine enemies shall be cut off.

5:10 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD, that I will cut off thy horses out of the midst of thee, and I will destroy thy chariots:

5:11 And I will cut off the cities of thy land, and throw down all thy strong holds:

5:12 And I will cut off witchcrafts out of thine hand; and thou shalt have no more soothsayers:

5:13 Thy graven images also will I cut off, and thy standing images out of the midst of thee; and thou shalt no more worship the work of thine hands.

5:14 And I will pluck up thy groves out of the midst of thee: so will I destroy thy cities.

5:15 And I will execute vengeance in anger and fury upon the heathen, such as they have not heard.

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Re: The Day Of The Lord
« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2009, 07:01:13 PM »
Ezekiel
39:1 Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:

39:2 And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:

39:3 And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand.

39:4 Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.

39:5 Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.

39:6 And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the LORD.

39:7 So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.

39:8 Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord GOD; this is the day whereof I have spoken.

39:9 And they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth, and shall set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields and the bucklers, the bows and the arrows, and the handstaves, and the spears, and they shall burn them with fire seven years:

39:10 So that they shall take no wood out of the field, neither cut down any out of the forests; for they shall burn the weapons with fire: and they shall spoil those that spoiled them, and rob those that robbed them, saith the Lord GOD.

39:11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers on the east of the sea: and it shall stop the noses of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog and all his multitude: and they shall call it The valley of Hamongog.

39:12 And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land.

39:13 Yea, all the people of the land shall bury them; and it shall be to them a renown the day that I shall be glorified, saith the Lord GOD.

39:14 And they shall sever out men of continual employment, passing through the land to bury with the passengers those that remain upon the face of the earth, to cleanse it: after the end of seven months shall they search.

39:15 And the passengers that pass through the land, when any seeth a man's bone, then shall he set up a sign by it, till the buriers have buried it in the valley of Hamongog.

39:16 And also the name of the city shall be Hamonah. Thus shall they cleanse the land.

39:17 And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood.

39:18 Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.

39:19 And ye shall eat fat till ye be full, and drink blood till ye be drunken, of my sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you.

39:20 Thus ye shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord GOD.

39:21 And I will set my glory among the heathen, and all the heathen shall see my judgment that I have executed, and my hand that I have laid upon them.

39:22 So the house of Israel shall know that I am the LORD their God from that day and forward.

39:23 And the heathen shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity: because they trespassed against me, therefore hid I my face from them, and gave them into the hand of their enemies: so fell they all by the sword.

39:24 According to their uncleanness and according to their transgressions have I done unto them, and hid my face from them.

39:25 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Now will I bring again the captivity of Jacob, and have mercy upon the whole house of Israel, and will be jealous for my holy name;

39:26 After that they have borne their shame, and all their trespasses whereby they have trespassed against me, when they dwelt safely in their land, and none made them afraid.

39:27 When I have brought them again from the people, and gathered them out of their enemies' lands, and am sanctified in them in the sight of many nations;

39:28 Then shall they know that I am the LORD their God, which caused them to be led into captivity among the heathen: but I have gathered them unto their own land, and have left none of them any more there.

39:29 Neither will I hide my face any more from them: for I have poured out my spirit upon the house of Israel, saith the Lord GOD.

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Re: The Day Of The Lord
« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2009, 07:05:23 PM »
Joel
3:1 For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem,

3:2 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.

3:3 And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink.

3:4 Yea, and what have ye to do with me, O Tyre, and Zidon, and all the coasts of Palestine? will ye render me a recompence? and if ye recompense me, swiftly and speedily will I return your recompence upon your own head;

3:5 Because ye have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried into your temples my goodly pleasant things:

3:6 The children also of Judah and the children of Jerusalem have ye sold unto the Grecians, that ye might remove them far from their border.

3:7 Behold, I will raise them out of the place whither ye have sold them, and will return your recompence upon your own head:

3:8 And I will sell your sons and your daughters into the hand of the children of Judah, and they shall sell them to the Sabeans, to a people far off: for the LORD hath spoken it.

3:9 Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up:

3:10 Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.

3:11 Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O LORD.

3:12 Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about.

3:13 Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great.

3:14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.

3:15 The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.

3:16 The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.

3:17 So shall ye know that I am the LORD your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more.

3:18 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth out of the house of the LORD, and shall water the valley of Shittim.

3:19 Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness, for the violence against the children of Judah, because they have shed innocent blood in their land.

3:20 But Judah shall dwell for ever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation.

3:21 For I will cleanse their blood that I have not cleansed: for the LORD dwelleth in Zion.

Stephen

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Re: The Day Of The Lord
« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2009, 07:07:19 PM »
Revelation
6:12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;

6:13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.

6:14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.

6:15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;

6:16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:

6:17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

Stephen

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Re: The Day Of The Lord
« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2009, 07:09:36 PM »
Daniel
12:1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

12:2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

12:3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

12:4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.

12:5 Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river.

12:6 And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?

12:7 And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.

12:8 And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things?

12:9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.

12:10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.

12:11 And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.

12:12 Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.

12:13 But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days.

Stephen

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Re: The Day Of The Lord
« Reply #23 on: May 25, 2009, 07:11:46 PM »
Revelation
12:1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:

12:2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.

12:3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.

12:4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.

12:5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.

12:6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

12:7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

12:8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

12:12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.

12:13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.

12:14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.

12:15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.

12:16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.

12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Livelystone

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Re: The Day Of The Lord
« Reply #24 on: May 25, 2009, 07:13:22 PM »
Tell me Bro.......... what does Israel today have to do with Israel of the Bible?

If they can claim anything it is just a bunch of Edommites running around after the nature of King Herod.

Have you ever looked into what true Jews of the Torah have to say about when they are to "return to Palestine"?

According to them the worst thing that ever happened to the Jews was when the UN gave them what was Israel in 1948.

Take some time and read this ........ it is the perspective from true jews and will be for your benefit

http://www.jewsagainstzionism.com/

Blessings

Doug